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Valentine's Day
C. F. Kelly


If some verses I design,
and I take you out to dine,
or I buy you sparkling wine,
will you be my valentine?

If my heart begins to pine,
and I toast with foamy stein,
or I tell you you're divine,
will you be my valentine?

If I'm floating on cloud nine,
and your beauty I enshrine,
or my feelings I define,
will you be my valentine?

If our hearts with love entwine,
and your suitors I outshine,
or I cease my constant whine,
will you be my valentine?

If a contract I do sign,
and I write more Byzantine,
or I act less asinine,
will you be my valentine?

If I ask you to be mine,
and on romance I opine,
or I reach the bottom line,
will you be my valentine?

by C.F. Kelly.
Used with the author's permission.


Cornelius Farrell Kelly lives in Pinedale, Wyoming, with his wife of 60+ years, in a house they built with the help of their ten children at an altitude of 7300 feet above sea level. The author of eight chapbooks and two published books, he writes a rhyming couplet every morning and posts it on his Facebook page. Cork is a competitive senior swimmer (he says he frequently gets ideas for a poem while swimming).



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What a fun poem, and so clever!
Posted 02/14/2022 04:32 PM
I can see that it took some time to create this Valentine rhyme. Fun.
Posted 02/14/2022 01:54 PM
Let's un-"Cork" some wine and have a party. Nicely done and just the right message for this special day.
Posted 02/14/2022 09:59 AM
Lori Levy:
I like that the poem also includes 2 less sweet lines: if I cease my constant whine and If I act less asinine.
Posted 02/14/2022 09:08 AM
Posted 02/14/2022 09:00 AM
Sharon Waller Knutson:
I love this poem because it captures what Valentine's Day is all about. It starts in grade school when the teacher forces us to make valentine hearts and give them to everybody even the bully and the creep who annoys you. As you get older you forget that Valentine's Day is about forgetting all the annoying things and set aside one day of the year for expressing love either with cards, rhymes or just being together.
Posted 02/14/2022 08:52 AM
Darrell Arnold:
I absolutely love this. Clever rhyming, lots of humor, obviously a lot of hard work, thought, and inspiration. A+ Cork.
Posted 02/14/2022 08:40 AM
Made me smile.
Posted 02/14/2022 08:11 AM

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